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Frenzy On Column By Noah

The 2nd Annual Horrific State of the Horror Film

Last year, I wrote a column about the state of the present-day horror film and how it had been ages since I was truly scared by one. Not a whole lot has changed; here we are a year later and we’ve watched the fifth installment of theSaw series notch thirty million bucks in its opening…

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Kurt Kuenne Director of Dear Zachary

“I wish that I had never had the opportunity to make this film. I wish that my friend Dr. Andrew Bagby was alive and well and that I was blissfully ignorant of the lessons I’ve learned along this journey. .” – Kurt Kuenne Listen to Noah Forrest Podcast with Kurt Kuenne

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Noah Emmerich Star of Pride and Glory

“Your brother is in a bad hour here and the only way through this is you.” – Pride and Glory Listen to Noah Forrest Podcast with Noah Emmerich

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Clint is a Changeling

I seem to be in the minority when it comes to Clint Eastwood over the past decade or so. The man is, of course, a living legend who has enormous talent both behind and in front of the camera. However, while his last few films have gotten lots of acclaim and awards attention, they just haven’t…

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The Secret Life of Dakota Fanning

This is a difficult column to write because it’s about some delicate issues like exploitation of minors and minorities, but I definitely believe I’m giving these things more thought than the makers of The Secret Life of Bees. It’s a fine line when you’re making a film about exploitation and racism to not actually be exploitative…

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Penelope Cruz

“Beautiful women are invisible; we’re so dazzled by the outside that we never make it inside.” – Elegy Listen to Noah Forrest Podcast with Penelope Cruz

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Mike Leigh Makes Me Happy (Go Lucky)

I’ve never been a particularly big fan of Mike Leigh’s work. While many cineastes worship at his altar, thoroughly engaged by his down and dirty realism tinged with blue-collar social anxieties, I found myself somewhat disengaged by his films. I distinctly remember a friend of mine recommended Naked to me, telling me it was one of…

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“I really want to see The Irishman. I’ve heard it’s big brother Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. But I really can’t find the time. The promotion schedule is so tight, there’s no opportunity to see a three and a half-hour movie. But I really want to see it. In 2017, right before Okja’s New York premiere, I had the chance to go to Scorsese’s office, which is in the DGA building. There’s a lovely screening room there, too, with film prints that he’s collected. I talked to him for about an hour. There’s no movie he hasn’t seen, even Korean films. We talked about what he’s seen and his past work. It was a glorious day. I’ve loved his work since I was in college. Who doesn’t? Anyone involved with movies must feel the same way.”
~ Bong Joon-ho

“But okay, I promise you now that if I ever retire again, I’m going to ensure that I can’t walk it back. I’ll post a series of the most disgusting, offensive, outrageous statements you can ever imagine. That way it will be impossible for me to ever be employed again. No one is going to take my calls. No one is going to want to be seen with me. Oh, it will be scorched earth. I will have torched everything. I’m going to flame out in the most legendary fashion.”
~ Steven Soderbergh